From Santiago to Patagonia, here are four stylish stays to experience in Chile
Chile boasts spectacular scenery in the shape of sprawling deserts and snow-covered peaks, fascinating indigenous culture, tantalising cuisine and buzzing nightlife. Needless to say, we don’t need to convince you the South American country is worth visiting, but where to stay? Here’s a selection of some of Chile’s most luxurious places to call home while you explore the country’s many urban and rural delights.
The Singular, Santiago
Founded by the Spanish in 1541, Santiago is both Chile’s capital and largest city, nestled between the Andes mountain range to the east and the Chilean Coastal Range to the west. Comprised of 26 districts, Santiago is a Chilean gateway and cultural hub for international travellers.
Located in Santiago’s historical central neighbourhood of Barrio Lastarria, The Singular is a 62-room hotel with a neoclassic architectural style and period features. Taste local produce at The Singular’s restaurant or relax at the Celtic style spa that offers a range of luxury treatments. On the The Singular’s rooftop bar terrace, guests can unwind with a drink while taking in views of the San Cristobal hill. Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, rooftop outdoor pool, casual bar and wine cellar.
When you’re ready to venture out, experience Barrio Lastarria’s cultural festivals, theatres, museums restaurants and bars.
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
Nestled in the salt mountains of the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile, this 42-room hideaway aims to reflect rustic local village architecture and design. A stay at the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa offers guests a diet of fresh local produce and Chilean wines, and experienced local guides can take guests hiking through local valleys, cycling to salt lagoons or breakfast in a field of geothermal geysers. The hotel itself features beautiful landscaped gardens, a spa with six outdoor pools, outdoor jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath.
&Beyond Vira Vira, Pucon, Chile
Situated within Chile’s central lakes and volcanoes region, Pucon’s &Beyond Vira Vira offers locally crafted interiors, luxury spa facilities and healthy meals supported by the hotel’s working farm and dairy. Nestled within 22 hectares of native parklands and perched on the shoreline of the Liucura River, guests can enjoy views of the Villarrica Volcano and a range of guided adventures and activities from horseback riding, trekking and mountain-biking to skiing, snowboarding and scenic helicopter flights.
The Singular, Patagonia
Deep in the heart of Southern Chilean Patagonia, The Singular, Patagonia is the product of a decade-long renovation of a post-Victorian 1915 Bories Cold Storage Plant. The Singular, Patagonia offers dining choices at its restaurant or Patagonian grill, opportunities to connect with native flora and fauna and a luxury spa experience for some well-earned relaxation after a long day of exploration. A variety of guided excursions and activities include trekking in the nearby Torres del Paine National Park, sailing the fjords and fishing. This 57-room luxury hotel has been crowned a national heritage monument.